Jon Prentice

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April 4, 2022

NFTs: the future, a craze or a risky business?

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you will probably be aware of the latest phenomenon taking the digital world by storm; non-fungible tokens, or as they are more popularly known, NFTs. While NFTs …

January 19, 2022

A 2022 Compliance Wish List

Within the blink of an eye, 2021 has been and gone and 2022 is upon us. At the end of last year we wrote about three of the biggest talking points from 2021 ; now we shift our attention to …

December 21, 2021

3 major talking points from 2021 for the compliance industry

With 2021 quickly drawing to a close – a year full of interesting developments and thought-provoking incidents within the world of financial crime and compliance – now seems an apposite time to reflect on the last 12 months and recap …

July 30, 2021

Has human trafficking grown during the pandemic?

Many aspects of life over the last year have stagnated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the virus grinding whole countries and economies to a halt. However, one thing that defied the slowdown – depressingly – was the …

January 30, 2020

The art of listening: How communication cultivates compliance

Ask any compliance officer the most common question put to them, and most will likely reply: ‘can I do this?’ or ‘am I allowed to do this?’. In years gone by the response would be probably have been a straightforward …

November 21, 2019

The skills crucial to combating terrorist financing

The pernicious strength of terrorism is its element of surprise: just when you think it’s disappeared, it rears its ugly head. A proven and effective method of preventing it is disrupting the financial networks used to fund it. This has …

June 18, 2019

How new technologies help prevent money laundering

$2 trillion – that’s the amount of illicit funds estimated to be laundered through financial institutions annually. Worse, financial crime appears to be increasing. In response, Europol estimate that banks globally are spending $260 billion each year in financial crime …

June 4, 2019

Human trafficking – how technology and collaboration can help combat the issue

Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing and most widespread criminal activities in the world. A 2018 report by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) highlighted that the proceeds from human trafficking exceeded $150 billion – a significant increase …

May 28, 2019

Correspondent banking – why it’s important to understand the risks

Money laundering scandals have been all over the news recently, with banks such as Danske and Swedbank, amongst many others, being named as facilitating a multitude of transactions involving laundered funds. The latest reported money laundering schemes, known as ‘laundromats’ …